All posts tagged: travel

A Budget Bride’s Dream Honeymoon

My husband and I opted for a budget honeymoon. We had looked at Mexico but we got married in June and didn’t want to wait until the fall or even the spring for our honeymoon. We looked at Europe too but we were getting close to a move across Canada and I didn’t have a job waiting for me in Kingston, Ontario so we needed to be careful with finances. Then I got an idea… what about a bed and breakfast somewhere along the coast? At first the options were limited because some of the resorts were crazy expensive and we were getting discouraged. Luckily, good ol’ TripAdvisor popped up and begged me to click a link offering “The Top 10 Bed and Breakfasts in Sechelt, BC.” We had never been to Sechelt so it was immediately enticing. Once I clicked the link I was instantly excited because one bed and breakfast stood out. This place was beautiful and was run by a husband and wife duo (also originally from Edmonton!). This spot was instantly …

New Year’s New Beginning

Happy New Year! I have to admit that I’m a total sucker for New Year’s! I love the idea of wrapping up everything (good and bad) from the previous year, letting it go, and moving forward. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” –Rainer Maria Rilke Looking back at 2016 there were some AMAZING things! My husband and I bought out first home, sent a sister off to University, watched three more siblings graduate, helped my brother and his Fiancé move into their first home, found out my husband’s diagnosis was incorrect and actually non-existent and so so much more! There are, of course, the not so awesome things but these come with the good. Now, 2017! My biggest goal is to minimize. Minimize things (we’ve been in this house since May so HOW is it already full of crap!?), minimize stress, minimize workloads, minimize worries etc. I’ve realized that until I make some extra room in my life that I can’t possibly take on anything else. So …

Mountain Vibes

This past weekend my husband and I took a trip to the mountains with my brother and his wonderful fiancée. Banff is such a beautiful and inspiring place to be. There is something about that mountain air that rejuvenates the soul.  We took a trip to Lake Minnewanka for the day and lucked out with beautiful weather (forecast had predicted 3 degrees Celsius and snow!). We used this opportunity to not only indulge in delicious food (I’m looking at you waffles from Tooloulous!).  But we also took some great family photos and got some beautiful shots of the newly engaged couple!  Stay tuned as I’ll be uploading some more great shots from our weekend in the mountains! Have a wonderful day! Eco Bride Project

Our First Wedding Anniversary…

My husband and I have just returned from celebrating our first wedding anniversary. The past year has been full of celebrations and challenges, setbacks and triumphs. Looking back at it all, it’s been a year filled with wonderful memories and experiences that have further solidified our relationship. For our anniversary we decided to take the train and visit Montreal and Quebec City. This was the first visit here for both Gregory and I. These cities are stunning. Each one is unique and filled with it’s own rich culture and heritage. We booked walking tours of both cities and both agreed that this was the best method to explore these cities… Good walking shoes are a must! The food was phenomenal! We ate our weight in croissants, poutine, and smoked meat. The people were all very friendly and there was a lot to do and see. We were here for 5 days and were busy from morning to nightfall. This will not be our last visit to Quebec! The Notre Dame Basilica in Montreal Street view in …